The essays in this In-depth Analysis section are designed to provide additional information about aspects of Roman London. They may be used as supplements when using Londinium Lite or Londinium Today pages and there are links where relevant. The essays, however, cover aspects of Roman London, not always included in the Londinium Lite section, for the reader who wants to find out more about Roman London.
How were the houses built? What would they have been like to live in and how did they change over time? The Home life essay looks at both how such houses were constructed in London, the internal fixtures and contents and how they were used.
Why were soldiers based in London and who were they? Why was London’s fort built? Why did London need a city wall? The Military life essay looks at the military events that transformed, rescued and finally left Roman London to its fate.
What were London’s roads like? What public buildings were there? Did they have a water supply? The Public life essay looks at the provincial civilian administration, the infrastructure requirements for the town and the public building programmes.
Who were the people of Roman London? Where did they come from? What did they look like? The Roman Londoners essay looks at the sort of evidence that can start to provide answers to many of these questions.
What did people do for a living in Roman London? How and where did they work? The Work life essay looks at the evidence for the variety of trades and industries that were plied in Roman London.
Who were the gods worshipped by Roman Londoners? Where did they go to pray? Why were they so superstitious? The Religious life essay looks at what religions were being practised in a multi-cultural town like Roman London.
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